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dollars in unpaid taxes and employees skipped out. and help may be on the way. and house committee jason chaffetz, a member of that committee is here. >> thank you, greta. >> greta: what's on the way? we pay the salaries of the federal employees, but looks like a pass when it comes to taxes? >> look, if you don't pay your federal taxes, you should be fired. that's what the bill does. if you're trying to make whole on this and going through restitution, great, you're fine, but we have 107,000 current federal employees on the know, being paid by the taxpayers that have serious delinquent tax debt and we have to fire those people if they refuse to pay their taxes. >> greta: when you're talking about what kinds of numbers. 3.5 billion is the total. and your bill omits members of the military. >> military, we have a different situation, they deal with hardship, some of retirees. but you have 688 people working on capitol hill in the house and senate and you have 40 people working-- >> and now their names. >> we know how many, we know how many. because there's a tax lien there's public record
frantically looking to rejigger the tax. i stress, not eliminating the tax. maybe focus on the rich. take 20% of their dough. hard to say. this much is not. it is going to happen. because the government needs the dough. if they still want to get european union dough. it gets weird and complicated. desperate to stay in the euro club. does this ring a bell? it should. no one is taxing the bank holdings, thanks to obamacare, they are going after the other assets. 3.7% on investment sales larger than 100,000 grand. the next time you try to sell your house, trust me. you will hit the roof. think about that. tax not on your income, earned or unearned but your assets. what you have, what you own. your tangible assets. home here, bank account there. is there difference? no. no difference between american government taxing you for medical devices and what it deems as a medical insurance plan. taxing you not on what you make but what you have. the stuff you attain through life of work no, matter when you work or how much you made when you work. stuff you got now. to government, it sees that y
of dollars of emergency crash and creditors impose onetime tax of 3% on all bank deposits under $130,000. >> going deep here. >> the tax could be closer to 10% on people who have over $640,000 in the bank. that's according to the "the wall street journal" this morning. people stood in long lines over the weekend to withdraw money before the policy went into effect and now russian president vladimir putin is calling the move, quote, unfair, unprofessional and dangerous. russian citizens make up the majority of billions of euros held in cypress bank. this is important. >> cypress. >> who cares about cyprus? >> come on, cyprus. are you telling me if somebody sneezes in cyprus we get a cold than on the nasdaq? >> tell us why. >> we have a cold on the nasdaq. the nasdaq is going down today. not too many people care about cyprus but a way the europeans have screwed up the bailout by getting the people to pay a part of the cost. you could have a run on the bank and europeans say why do i have my money in this bank? might be a tax on me next. it shows that europe is still a mess, that they h
's so many obligations so many new taxes associated with it. it's incredibly expense simple. it was supposed to lower the cost. it has raised the cost of the premiums for average family, and in the neighborhood of $5,000. this is a disaster. and the real question is, will anybody have the honesty to own up to the fact this is a disaster and saying can we start over again and do this in a reasonable way and get the voices of people who actually know something about how to save money involved? everybody agrees that healthcare reform is necessary. but it needs to be done the right way. neil neil do you think it's too late for that? that this sort of medical ship has sailed and despite all the problems, i don't see the administration trying to draw it back. paul ryan wants to rescind the whole healthcare program and start fresh, but that's unlikely. so given that distinct possibility, what are we left with? >> well, i'm not as pessimistic as you are. i think there is just a slight chance that maybe some people who have pushed this thing forward, can stop for a moment and instead
-increases debt, raises taxes and never balances. the top republican for budgetary issues blasted the democratic plan. >> now we know why senator reid did not want to bring up a budget. the plan from the democratic leadership is a failed plan for america. it does not alter the debt course of america, has no growth component to it. it spends more and taxes more. reporter: but these budget resolutions only require a simple majority so there are enough democrats to pass the democrats' budget resolution without republican votes needed. and so there you have republicans in the senate, all they can do is bash the plan. they cannot actually stop it. the house republicans are passing the paul ryan plan, and so then they'll go to conference and that where the heavy lifting will begin. >> shepard: the paul ripe plan has zero chance. >> it will pass the house and then they'll try to iron it out between the two plans. the paul ryan plan on its own would not be signed by president obama, would not pass the senate, burt it will pass the house. >> shepard: mike, thank you. meantime, something about our econo
by the parliament. [ inaudible [ inaudible ] >> they ordered down the blast. no tax or levy would be imposed on deposits less than $26,000. but there would have still been a fight on largeer amounts. it has people lining up at atm again today. banks remain closed. i am withdrawing some money in case of an emergency, this cypriat says. european union helped force the plan on cyprus in exchange for additional bail-out money. today, they, too, admit the seizure of private funds was a dangerous idea. >> i understand that there was a feeling, the bo in a way. >> russians have been speaking out against the approach as well. they hold up to half of the foreign investments in deposi deposits in cyprus. existing loans with moscow set to be present. >> there is a contract between russians and placement insy produce and the russian government. it's safer to put mup there. >> now the cyprus government has to figure out a new way out of the trouble. european union has to figure out if it will help lower. the banks are set to reopen on thursday. bret? >> greg palkot in london. thank you. back here at home
a plan for the new budget, including new taxes. how much you ask? reaction from one of the top republican leaders in the house on that dollar figure. martha: how about this? there is a report out there that a hacker is giving out confidential memos on the terror attack in benghazi. how could this have happened when lawmakers and the victims families still do not have any answers in terms of what they have been demanding? big questions this morning. john bolton on that. >> the security in benghazi was a struggle and remain ad struggle throughout my time there. the situation remained uncertain and the reports from some libyans indicated it was getting worse. diplomatic security remained weak. in april there was only one u.s. diplomatic security agent stationed there. ♪ [ male announcer ] help brazil reduce its overall reliance on foreign imports with the launch of the country's largest petrochemical operation. ♪ when emerson takes up the challenge, "it's never been done before" simply bemes consider it solved. emerson. ♪ given way to sleeping. tossing and turning have where sleepless
spending and increases taxes, is what the american people voted for back in november? is that what they voted for? >> do you know there's no one that challenges that america's on the road to recovery. if you think for one minute just saying that you are cutting spending, that doesn't mean that you are cutting savings. it doesn't mean you're not -- more money. >> neil: even under the -- we're cutting the growth. are you saying -- >> you're talking about -- jo congressman, yes or no, do you think cutting spending should be a goal? yes or no. >> should i think cutting -- yes, it's how you cut it, of course. everybody believes in cutting. >> neil: what would you cut? >> there's so much money that's already been cut. if we had the obama law, things were cut there. ryan knows it, because he took out the savings we had in the president's bill. even though he's against the bill, somehow he found it that the cutting of savings. >> you're saying what she wants to do is fine with you, even though it effectively calls for more spending, more taxing, and doesn't address these issues? >> i don't
, in the ryan budget takes the taxes and repealing obamacare. what is happening is the complete integrity of our financial system is being called into question. we have the fed printing day and night to provide the monetary support for these fiscal policies, and to hear republicans say, the speaker of the house say, this is not an immediate debt crisis. what the hell does one look like? >> neil: makes you examine, were they trying to say -- calm people down into thinking we're not going to followed like this hour or this day. but by saying not immediate, and agreeing with the president, they give him a negotiating edge. the president says this isn't really like a right-now threat. up to now they've been saying this is a right-now threat. >> i don't think boehner believes it is. i think he has been around a long time. the think he has participated in this for a long time. i don't think he would use this as a crisis, and it is a crisis. paul ryan was on my program over a year ago, and he said we have two years. well, that's over a year ago, so i guess we have about ten months, and i'm surprised at
if is car theish oo you here is tax payer loans are contingent upon building cars at the former gm plant in the u.s. in delaware. that was supposed to create thousands of american jobs but so far has created none. potential chinese buyers balking at the idea to build here in the u.s. it is uncertain if the white house will change it for that reason asewn. fox business network, lauren simonetti, thank you. >>> are you looking to get ahead in your career? it may be as simple as setting a date and writing it down. kate upton could be a lot of men's dreamgirl. one teenager is hoping she is the dream date for the prom. did she say yes? ÷÷ music ... music ... music... >> 20 after the hour. the fda is scrapping the cigarette warnings. they are abandoning a legal battle to have cigarettes light up. they will replace those to include images of diseased lungs. overnight new york firefighters rescued a construction worker who was trapped in mud for hours. he was working in a 75 foot deep subway tunnel when he got suck in mud up to his waste. firefighters used an vel vacuum to help pull the man
of this rescue are much different than the other ones. their bank deposits will be taxed. if you have over 100,000 euros in the bank 9.9 percent levy. less than, 6 and three quarters percent. many nervous people tapped out the atm. a lot of russians have money in cyprus. it is up for a parliamentary vote this afternoon. it can be changed and amended to penalize the smaller for less. the good news is markets in cyprus are closed today for holiday. futures are reacting very negative. >> that's scary the government. nabbing your money like that. people at the office notice younger people can be i am mature. >> appearance punkality and honesty all matter in the workplace. a survey of 400 human resources say a third of the highers aren't professional. 40 percent say they lack work ethic. 52 percent new hires have this heir of entitlement. might be they are more confident. they might have been coddleed by their parents. in this tight job market there's a lot of ways you can turn your passion into your job. many of the candidates might be saying i am too good for this job. >> they need the job to mak
with your 401(k)? well, over the weekend, european policymakers agreed to bail them out by imposing a tax on the savings accounts of people who live there. that's right. they're actually taking the bailout money directly from people's bank accounts. of course, that sent folks running to their atms to withdraw their money, sparking a panic. now there's concern the same thing will happen in other parts of europe. and even though wall street is hanging tough, could the cyprus crisis impact us down the line? tom foreman has a fancy show-and-tell to help break it all down for us. tom, thanks for joining us. i understand why cypriots are worried, but why should americans be? >> because this can rattle your wallet. >> really? >> look at this over here. i start with the rhetorical question. what do shreveport, louisiana, knoxville, tennessee, have in common? they have bigger economies than cyprus. it has over a million people. gdp of about 24 billion. but this place is in big trouble right now, because of the issue of debt. what they have is a massive debt. they're spending more than they have, s
are always trying to protect taxes or wealthy people? is that a problem out there with the rank-and-file voters? >> no, i mean -- i don't think so. i think that's obviously a misperception that's become a real perception by the public. but i think we have to talk about things in ways that people can relate to. i mean, if you're talking about taxes and taxing small businesses, you have to talk about the fact that if -- if -- if our small businessman has to pay more money to the government, then he's going to have less money to pay to his ememployers, and the ememployers will have less money to send kids to the school of their choice. i think it's a matter of talking about the debt differently. not just we are in imminent danger in a debt crisis in this country. but what does that mean to people? it means that our government is growing so fast and it's becoming so expensive that we're making payments to our credit cards that we can't afford, which means we have to keep -- we'll keep having this debate about needing more revenue to the government. well, that means less money in peo
. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in this country. i just saw the statistics, something like 70%. and here in california, i'm just going to say, liberals, you could actually lose me. it's outrageous what we're paying. over -- i'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous. >> and not only that -- >> wow. >> people like bill maher pay 55% in california, people in new york pay over 50%. in new jersey, why is a republican sitting at 70% plus appro
happened in benghazi because hillary clinton's e-mail has been hacked. >> brian: it's taxes versus entitlements on capitol hill today. republicans and democrats present their budget plans. but which one is better for your wallet? if you like a light wallet, one might be better. if you want within filled with money, one might be better. >> steve: i want the george castanza wallet. tv anchors are supposed to be ready, aren't they? >> we have breaking news to report to you. fox 54 has just learned that a huntsville news anchor is being proposed on live -- right now. (scream). >> brian: that is great. >> steve: oh, man. meet the anchor who got the surprise of her life on live television. >> brian: that is awesome. >> steve: it is. "fox & friends" hour two for tuesday starts right now. that's why you got to be really careful. we're very trusting of the people behind the scenes who put things in the teleprompter. >> what's funny is it took her a second, you know, fox anchor is being proposed -- oh it came out and then she realized. that's what happens with breaking news. >> brian: you se
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country to get a bailout. very controversial because it includes a tax on bank accounts. over the weekend, nervous cypriots ran to the atms to with draw large sums. lawmakers holding a hearing today in the u.s. on the us airways/american merger. a senate judiciary committee looking into the impact the deal might have on competition. the ceos of both airlines will appear. many analysts don't expect ticket prizes to rise, because there isn't much overlap between usair and american. still airline mergers are often heated and messy. complaints about lost bags, screwed up reservations, delayed flights typically soar after two airlines combine their reservation systems. we'll continue to watch the big airline merger. >> always has the potential to be a hot mess. >> yeah. >> take a look live at the vatican. the pope now greeting the leaders from around the world. we'll tell you what he says in his next -- before his inaugural mass this morning. take you back live to rome coming up next. and then today marks ten years since the invasion of iraq. coming up john's powerful conversation with america
much. bill: a related story in california we were watching yesterday. retroactive taxes that go back five years? how can you do that? martha: find incredibly creative ways to tap into people's wallets. bill: the governor of california has to make a decision. watch that on the desk of jerry brown. we're just getting rolling. there is a new battle over the health care law. some changes states are fighting to put in place. you can imagine the amount of confusion. we'll explain that to you. >> nice work if you get it. there is new government job out there one agency is creating. pays six figures a year. might check it out despite the punishing budge jubt cuts we're hearing about. bill: benghazi six months later. the six simple questions one lawmaker that the believes the administration is dodging. >> the fact we have four dead americans. was it a protest or guys out for a walk decided they would go kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for
will be confiscated in a tax to bail out the country's finances. in our cover story, that's the scene as the mediterranean island of cyprus faces what its president calls "blackmail" for a bailout. *the run on atms in cyprus was sparked by a controversial deal demanded by the european union. in exchange for a $13-billion bailout to the country, a portion of bank deposit accounts from the poorest pensioners to the richest investors would be confiscated. "some of the banks put cash back in the machines, and soon there were lines around them." it's the first time depositers would pay for a bailout - 6.7% on accounts below the equivalent of $130,000, and 9.9% taken from accounts higher than that. the island nation's parliment is poised to approve or reject it. "i can't imagine parliment passing it. it's anyone's guess what parliment will do." cyprus has become a haven for offshore accounts - moody's estimates as much as half of cyprus' bank deposits - $31 billion - are from russia, much of it suspected to be involved in money laundering, leaving ordinary depositers caught in the middle. "
to tax private bank accounts up to 10%. and now citizens in cyprus are in panic mode rushing to a.t.m.'s. there's a run on banks there as people try to clean out their savings before the tax hits them. >>ainsley: this is to help bail out the cash-strapped country. something like this, could it happen in america? we're asking our guest stuart varney. good morning. >> theoretically, yes, it could happen here. if congress passes a law which taxes wealth -- that is a bank deposit -- yes, it could happen here. in practice, it will not happen here. >>ainsley: it will be a riot. >> plus america can print its own money. you can print dollars to get out of trouble if you're in extreme situations. cyprus uses the euro, somebody else's currency. >>brian: the problem is this is the deal they cut in order to survive. the e.u. gave them this money and said this is some of the austerity things you must do. >> cyprus is bankrupt. it needed an extra $13 billion to keep going. the europeans said we'll give you the money, but you've got to give some of it back from the deposits of everybody in the c
are tough, not likely negotiatable. jant clara must waive it's hotel tax on the 350 rooms the staff will occupy, must waive 10% ticket surcharge going towards deck service, and waive a 35 cent per ticket fee for senior and youth programs and a parking cost that recoups costs for police services. santa clara says it will get reimbursed by the san francisco host committee its our intention walk away putting on a great show, doing a lot of work making sure that we come out whole in this process and... being reimbursed for efforts to make this successful event. >> giving a hotel tax break isn't as bad as this may sound. 350 rooms are involved at $150 nightly rate, tax is $14.25 a $5,000 loss per night revenue normally goes into the city's general fund. the general manager at the hilton santa clara thinks super bowl spending will more than offset that loss. >> the value that have event in this city and exposure we're going to get i think will more than makeup for anything lost. >> he's planning a 140 room addition to the hotel in time for the super bowl. with rooms going to be a premium
. the government is changing their plan. instead of taxing at 6.75%, the will tax at 3%. >> shepard: this is a bank holiday in cyprus. they were going to open tomorrow. then they decided to wait until wednesday or thursday. now looks like friday. and along the way, there was a plan to tax large amounts of money at something close to 10%, and then every day folks at something less. that's the part you said they've taken down. >> that's the part they're concerned with. they know they're making the people who live there angry. if you woke up tomorrow and saw your account -- your mother's account was being impacted like this, you would be desperately unhappy. i can't imagine what kind of reaction we would get here in the u.s. >> the concern is that cyprus does this, you have problem in italy and spain. and then there's a run on their banks. >> you don't know the impact here. it's the rule of law. you're not supposed to take things that aren't you're, especially if you're the government. that's why you saw the market solidly negative. i don't know how there's control over this. we'll be watching but dee
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talking, actually pushing big tax cuts for the rich and cuts in medicare and medicaid that affect the middle class and poor. what a strange thing it is to hear reince priebus talking about building bridges when he was the one with his hands on the detonator? former pennsylvania governor ed rendell is with us as well as managing editor of the grio joy reid. i'm just wondering, why would a political party believe a new fr strategy would cover up for its policies? >> it makes no sense at all. first of all, their policies are bankrupt. they're the exact same, and they haven't changed their policies a bit, chris. you see republican state legislators pushing antiabortion bills that are clearly unconstitutional, clearly punitive to women. no exceptions for incept and rape. things that voters rejected the last time dramatically. they don't get it about income inequality in this country. they're still pushing for budgets that give huge tax breaks to the rich and stick it to poor people. people who are vulnerable. they haven't changed their policies a bit. no packaging, no marketing, can ch
a robust debate on tax reform? that is sitting out there and no one is moving on it and everyone is very unhappy with the tax code as it currently exists and there are some opportunities there to pick up some additional revenue. but, at the same time, it would send a signal, i think, across the entire spectrum of the country maybe they can get something done. >> i agree with you. you're an experienced observer of these things. why can't we have this? the simpson-bowles system is hire tax reform and we are trapped. >> i don't know why the president just doesn't reach out and say we are having trouble with these other issues. this is one in which we can all gather at the same place and get something done. >> isn't the argument what to do about the -- that's where everyone sort of breaks. the president is saying, it's not -- some of it should be used to -- some of it should go back into the government and some of it could be used to lower tax rates. >> the president is not spending the good tax reform and debate is why. washington loves to talk about taxes. a long time now sideways spending
copy of the declaration of independence cost $2.48 plus tax at a thrift store. turned out to be uber old and sold at auction for nearly half a million. >> and look for something chinese? >> yes. >> chinese is one of the hardest fields to appraise. >> reporter: even experts don't always know the chinese gems from the junk. upping the odds of a masterpiece with a $3 price tag. >> always buy what appeals to you and you will never go wrong. >> reporter: back to my little cup. >> certainly before 1872. >> reporter: really? it's old, it's chinese, and i like it, but -- >> the reality, you'll probably get no more than five to $10 for it. >> reporter: proving luck really is the key. so i'm not quitting my job. see you tomorrow. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> see you tomorrow, which means it's lucky for us, nick. we thank you for watching. hope to see you tomorrow as well. we're always there at abcnews.com. and "nightline" at its new time tonight, 12:35 a.m. eastern. again, right back here again tomorrow night. goodnight. see you then. >>> tonight what you can get for your apartment whe
. i...i mean, you...love. . >>> the one thing we've seen is $1 trillion in higher taxes, taxing more, borrowing more and spending more is not a path to prosperity. >> that was congressman paul ryan on the hill. pleased that democrats are bringing bunts budgets to the table. maryland congressman chris van holland is the ranking member on the house budget committee. he joins me now, congressman van holland. good afternoon to you. >> good afternoon to you, luke. >> i want to get your take on house republicans are panning the democratic budgets that will be voted on tomorrow. your budget, the black caucus budget, the progressive budget, various ones have no chance of becoming law. is there any worry that the idea that republicans are putting forward that our budget balances, our budget balances, a very good sound bite that can work in mid-term elections. whereas you guys' isn't balanced until about 2040. is there any worry that the message could take hold and cause problems for you in the 2014 mid-terms? >> no, luke, for this reason -- the republican budget, the ryan budget balances on t
is running a lavish white house. spending an incredible amount of tax money on himself. is that true? factor is coming right back. >> bill: earlier this week 8 marines were killed. seven others injured. senator reid from that state quickly exploited the issue angering the marine corps. >> this sequester should go away. we have cut already huge amounts of money and deficit reduction. it's just not appropriate, mr. president. that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. these men and women our marines were training there in hawthorne and with the sequester it's going to cut the stuff back. >> can i tell you marine corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what harry reid implied, saying that this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance had nothing to do with the bucket -- budget cuts, there were no corners cut. >> bill: this is what i object to. reid is exploiting the death of these marines who were just out in nevada because that terrain is similar to afghanistan. they had a mortar. the mortar malfunctioned and blew up. it had nothing to do
the terms of the cypress bailout could send europe into another financial crisis. it calls for a tax on every bank account in cypress. the euro hit its lowest level this year. >>> europe's largest bank wants to get leern and meern. it is part of strategy to make it more profitable. more than 40,000 employees and 50 branchs in the u.s. >>> this week, the postal service be told to keep on delivering on saturday. it says it can save $2 billion by cutting saturday delivery. >>> we're told that tourism to an unlikely spot is booming. north korea is a military dictatorship with constant surveillance that spends more money on rockets and weapons than its own people. a tour company expects five times as many tourist this is year as it did four years ago, when tourism wiz first aloud. that's only a total of 500. >> 500 people. >>> oz great and powerful. magic again at the box thaufs week. the film, like abc news, is part of disney. making it the biggest hit this year. took in $42 million. the call connected for 17 million. the invebl burt wonderstone was less than credible. my daughter, not m
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. he never met a tax cut he didn't like. we used to argue about all his tax cuts. but he had in his heart and soul a deep hatred of ray schism. nobody had any doubts about where he stood. he would have called an audible right in that room. all right, you're not going to remember lincoln. that's a long time ago. think back to somebody like jack kemp who combined conservativism with a real sort of concern about justice and equality. >> what does it say, benji, jack kemp, that's not that long ago. we're nostalgic, until even a bush -- what happened that they're so far right that the republican party has no sense of what the mainstream is concerned about? >> this is one of those problems when you don't have a clear leader. when there was president bush, he never got credit from liberals at the time, but he was keeping a lid on this stuff. bush was a believer in a lot of kemp. his passion in addition to conservativism was derived from kemp. without that, first there were no leaders and you just had the tea party movement rising up and and then a lot of these leaders are in the conservati
about cyprus and the atm bank lines and the tax scheme where they essentially bang the depositors for money. they violated the sacrosanct compact, i told him, that was meant to protect those deposits. stewart's all about common sense. he didn't think all of that much about the cyprus story. more importantly, he was hoping we wouldn't make too of it on this show because it would blow over since cyprus was a special case that couldn't easily be extrapolated and maybe even rally a little. then i went home after having some breakfast and i set out to study the charts and more on this later and settled in for serious ncaa bracketology while watching the canes play the tar heels. i tried to stay focused on march madness but i began to get bombarded by emails from bears worldwide -- [ shots fired ] brown bears, kodiaks, even koalas, telling me, this is it, jim, this is the big kahuna that i was being way too glib about the confiscation scheme that would rock my world. i knew not to dismiss the darn cyprus situation. i actually bothered to argue back, silly me. first i offered the standar
's the thing. they were ready to tax everyone. i don't care if you would ten euro zone in the bank or a million euros in the bank, they were going to hit you with this tax. obviously that scares the heck out of people. >>alisyn: luckily it was shot down, that plan, because it was so controversial. how did europe react to all of this? >> it's interesting because i don't think the europeans were ready for this to happen. they hatched the plan over last weekend, the i.m.f., e.c.b. and the european union and i think they thought they had the votes. this puts them in a precarious position. the finance minister is in russia. russia gave them a bailout last year, low-interest bailout, almost three billion euros. a lot of this money belongs to russian businesses. but a lot of it legitimate businesses too. the bottom line is i don't know if that was supposed to make it politically correct to go in and steal money from everyone, including regular citizens. >>brian: the russians look like the compassionate ones. it's not fair to the people of cyprus to do this. they say that private gas company offered to
the house republican, paul ryan, budget plan. >> hand out more budget-busting tax breaks for the wealthy, and to pay for these wasteful tax breaks, ld -- it would end medicare guarantee, it would raise tax on middle class families. to appease the tea party, the ryan republican budget would risk recovery, and that's just a price too high. >> reporter: needless to say, republicans disagree. they believe that their budget which ultimately, they say, would balance, would provide more opportunity and more jobs for the american people, jon. jon: obviously, both sides trying to get their points out. what are the republicans saying about these budgetary matters? >> reporter: they're going after the budget that was proposed by senate budget chair patty murray. they say it increases spending, increases the debt, never balances and raises taxes. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell a few moments ago called it extreme. >> a party that once cared about hard working american families seems of to have gone off the leftmost edge of the reservation with this budget. d.c. democrats' priorities are jus
with $129,000, you would have been taxed $8,700, gone. taken right out of your account just like that. the people in cyprus protested and rushed to withdraw their money. look at the protest lines at the banks. any bailout needs to come with strings attached and the russians, guess what? why are the russians not happy about this tax? because about $30 billion, a third of money in cyprus belongs to russian people. russians park their money there because the taxes are so much lower. this would be a tax on russian money, too. for now the banks remain closed until thursday. the cyprus stock exchange remains closed. the uk is flying one million euros in cash to cyprus for british soldiers who might run short of money. this is a really interesting situation to watch here in cyprus. >> imagine your bank being closed. >> yeah. you have no access for three days. >> it's a reminder of how fragile and interconnected some of the pieces are in the european story. we're watching a recession deepen in europe. >> also when you think you have awe tax haven. >> that's right. >> christine, thank you. >>>
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so, the government is not going to take 10% of my taxed money out of my savings account. i'm going to go to the bank and withdraw my money. the cypriotic equivalent of uncle sam, can't do that to me so they shut down the banks. so what happened today? >> the vote on whether or not the cypriot government is going to be able to reach into a private bank and take some of that money, the vote is in absolute chaos, megyn. about an hour ago, the ruling party said it would abstain from taking part in this vote. then it issued a call to delay the vote for one day. then the finance minister of cyprus resigned, but his resignation has not yet been accepted. in other words, this is a chaotic situation and the bailout of the whole country at this moment is in limbo, but to get back to your main point, megyn, you're absolutely right. we've reached an international financial principle here. in the past, if you lent money to a bank or a country that was going sour, you, the lender, lost money. this time around, it's a new principle. if you have money in a bank account in that country, you will lo
to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> can $10 million make a bunch of stuffy old men less stuffy? less old? less male? it's monday, march 18th and this is "now." >>> joining me today here in washington, d.c., former white house press secretary, and msnbc contributor, robert gibbs, national political reporter at the "washington post," malika henderson, bbc world news anchor, catty kay and "washington post" columnist and msnbc political analyst, the inimitab ablable eugene robinso. >>> four months after the gop's loss at the election, the results are in, cause of death, massive full-body trauma. >> our message was weak, our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. we were behind in both data and dig
that the perception is that the republican party today fights for the wealthy with tax breaks for the wealthy, for corporations, loopholes, and doesn't really understand the average hard-working american anymore and that's what we've got to get back to. >> i was struck by that piece of it because it seems it's not a hypothetical or divorced from the facts assessment. during the primary campaign where your count rick santorum did well against mitt romney, at one point where they got the most traction against mitt romney was talking about those economic angles about the way mitt romney has behaved in corporate america, the vulture capitalism. it wasn't endorsed uniformly by all of mr. romney's competitors in the primary but it did seem to work. and then there was just a vociferous backlash among the republican establishment that you wouldn't talk that way about success. how do you think that plays out? >> it looked like we were attacking capitalism, and i don't think that was the intent. but i do think this, all over this this country, people will wake at 3:00 in the morning, tossing and turnin
of people worry at night. believe me, they're not sitting there saying, geez, let's have more tax breaks for the wealthy and more loopholes to corporates. >> that's where your party stands. >> we have fought that battle and it's a mistake. we've got to get back to talking to middle income people about how they can reach the american dream. that's why we lost pennsylvania and ohio, wisconsin, michigan. we've got to get back to having people feel like we understand their lives. we're not about just tax breaks for the wealthy. >> do you think -- i like your values here, by the way. i'd like to see your party really compete. democratic party offers pell grants, opportunities for working class kids to go to college, social security for people over 65 so they can avoid being below the poverty line. what has your party put up in that bidding war? what do you offer for those regular people? >> not enough. i'll give you way of example. we like to say that we're the pro life party. we're really not. we're the pro birth party. >> it's in your platform. >> we fight for the unborn. >> john, it's righ
? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> new claims tonight the sandy hook gunman adam lanza had a well research plan of attack, going so far as to create a spreadsheet of other murderers, a shocking seven feet long and four feet wide. that report comes from the "new york daily news." cnn has not confirmed all the details. violent video games may have played a larger role than previously believed. joining me by skype is a psychologist with the institute who worked on the unabomber case. welcome back to you, doctor. really quite shocking details in this "new york daily news" report. about the length and the time and the preparation that adam lanza had been apparently planning this hideous atrocity at sandy hook. what did you make of it? >> you know, piers, it's not shocking to me. again
the country out of bankruptcy. investors are worried if passed the 10% tax could set a precedent for future blameouts. >>> a new report from sweden points to china's rapidly growing budget to develop modern warfare equipment. a new tally finds tally has become the world's fifth largest arms exporter. the u.s. is number one followed by russia, germany, and france. >>> elsewhere, at&t starts selling the all-new make or break blackberry z-10 smartphone. >>> these stocks to keep an eye on. tiffany and company weighs in friday. the luxury jewelry company has sparkled recently despite missing earnings estimates three quarters in a row. another fire on deck. darden restaurants. the company missed last quarter's estimates but investors are still hungry for the red lobster and olive garden parent. >>> look for a big drop in productivity from the office along with cheering from co-workers watching college basketball's march madness games at their desk this week. we'll have more details on who's headed to the big dance coming up in sports. >>> just ahead, texas has one less bridge to worry about. and
official admits using tax money. tonight the one thing kept him out of prison. >> a management makeover at police headquarters. opd brass gets new responsibilities in the fight against crime. >> a step in california high speed rail project. the state can now proceed to borrow another $8 billion to build it. >> live on bart. to gauge reaction to letting bikes on board. >> he served the south bay as a county supervisor. he broke public trust. now, destined to serve time for the crimes committed. >> former santa clara county supervisor pleaded guilty today to charges of misusing taxpayer money. prosecutors say crimes were driven by gambling. vic lee is live with the latest. vic? >> this was the rise and fall of a popular politician. a second generation county supervisor took over his father's seat when he died. his gamble addiction got the better of him. tonight, today, his nightmare ended here at this court house. the disgraced former supervisor made no statements in court, never showed emotion, appearing with just his lawyer. no entourage. he stood before the judge as he read list of cha
citizen pay a tax on their bank deposits whether they wanted to or not. they would take that from the savings accounts. this is the first time we've seen a eurozone bailout structured in such a way. if it passes. if it doesn't, cypress says it will grow bankrupt. right now minimal effects on our markets here at home. but the dow is trading lower. here is background on cypress. it is at the eastern end. mediterranean sea, 30 miles south of turkey. you see it on the map. it is a very small country, smaller than the state of hawaii. its population of a little more than a million people is roughly the city of dallas. its gross domestic product of $23.6 billion is about the same as the state of vermont. there will be a quiz on all of this later. charles payne, fox business network around ceo of w street.com. charles, a little country. why such a big deal? >> it is such a big deal for several reasons. first of all we know greece is small country, not as small as cypress but these things have a ripple effect. also the draconian nature of this. everyone watching this thinks their saving a
certain taxes on what they call sin taxes. personally, i don't think that it's something -- i laughed out loud when i heard because can you imagine the insurance possibility you'd have to take on to have somebody smoking pot on a cruise ship? it blows my mind to think the potential could be for disaster. but i guess an argument could be made. >> and you get the last word on pot. >> first time i've heard that. it's interesting to me. like this guy michael is high when he came up with this concept. i mean, i can picture him on this bus driving around and for getting where to park. i think recreation is one thing, but involving the outside of everyone else's group to go have a pot fest, you know, that's a little too much. >> and we'll end it there. thank you all. coming up next, sex, secrets and he is pespionage espionage. a defense contractor charged with telling top secret information to his mistress, but wait until you hear who she is and how he was caught. little mis you feel, use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal four days faster neosporin. also try neosporin eczema
responsible is of course, you had the bush tax cuts. then right after, you had the attacks on september 11th and you had the war on afghanistan, which i supported and almost all of the members of congress did, because those were the people that attacked us. but then, you had the war in iraq and both afghanistan and iraq were fought as quote emergencies, which means they weren't included in the annual deficits. so, now, when they're talking about a budget that cuts student loan programs for gi members, people coming back from iraq and afghanistan now they're not getting their student loans. because this was all fought off budget. i think that's political malpractice on the part of the republican party. they should have budgeted for this. >> well, from a congressional physician of the soul like diana degette, thank you so much. now to dr. james peterson, msnbc analyst and director of africana studies. professor, millions oppose the war, but as you know, and i'm sure you remember, their voices were significantly marginalized. give us a sense of how that happened. >> there's a lot of context her
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